Beit Aryeh was recognised as a local council in 1989. In 2004, it merged with Ofarim. In 2013, Beit Aryeh-Ofarim had a population of 4,378. Beit Aryeh was named for Aryeh Ben-Eliezer, a Lithuanian-born Zionist leader who served as a Knesset member in the 1950s and 1960s.
In 2011, the Israeli Ministry of Defense signed an agreement with the municipality of Beit Aryeh approving the construction of 100 homes and a bypass road between Beit Aryeh and Ofarim.